Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
February 17, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
The person you love does not really exist.
Why don’t you try loving the imperfect person
who exists right before your eyes?

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

Feb 17, 2009 Show - Christine Arylo, MBA, created images for brands like Gap, Frito-Lay and Visa and is the author of Choosing Me Before We. If you are unhappy in your relationship, it’s time discover why.

Feb 10, 2009 Show - Ryan D’agostino is an editor at Esquire magazine whose work has appeared in magazines like Money, The New Yorker, Life and the author of Rich Like Them. Improve your eye for opportunity.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Vitamin D improves muscle power and force in adolescent girls according to a new study.
  • Researchers have discovered an important process in which the active form of vitamin D may work to reduce the growth of breast cancer cells.
  • A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition explains that soy consumption may lower the risk of colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women.
  • Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to imaging studies.
  • Exercising to strengthen the quadriceps after knee replacement surgery can boost the function of a new knee to nearly that of a healthy adult your age. It's a simple thing, but such rehab isn't common practice.
  • The great news for chocolate lovers is that moderate amounts of dark chocolate may play a role in cancer prevention.
  • Menopausal women who experience severe hot flashes may be have an increased risk of heart disease.
  • Simple changes to the workplace environment—such as signs reminding workers to choose healthier foods and get more exercise—may help to reduce obesity and other health risks.
  • Doctors may be able to use certain cognitive tests to help determine whether a person with Alzheimer’s disease can safely get behind the wheel.
  • Depression dramatically increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death after a heart attack. In a study just published by Loyola University Health System, researchers find that depressed patients have higher levels of inflammation in their blood. Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to infections, injuries or stress.
  • Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center have removed a patient’s diseased kidney through one incision hidden in the belly button.
  • Adolescents who watch a lot of TV have a greater risk of future depression. However, there is no association of depression with exposure to computer games, radio or videocassettes.

Article of the Week
Using Color to Improve Your Performance

Did you know that color has a quick and powerful impact on the choices you make every day? According to six different studies in the Journal of Science the color red makes you more detail-oriented while the color blue inspires you to be more creative.

Color therapy is used in complementary, alternative healing. In stress-management addressing the five senses creates a powerful synergy, for example, combining music with exercise or deep breathing while visualizing the color green. See the color chart below to give meaning or make changes to the way you color your world.
  • Red is bold, energetic and conspicuous. In many cultures red is used to chase away evil spirits, suggesting confidence. You are more likely to be alert and accurate about what you are doing. more

Recently Released Book
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My newly released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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